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Companion cells are found in_____________.

A
Xylem
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B
Phloem
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C
Intercalary tissues
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D
Collenchyma
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Solution

The correct option is A Phloem
Xylem is a permanent complex tissue comprising tracheids, vessels, xylem parenchyma, and xylem fibers. Therefore, option A is incorrect.
Intercalary tissue is a type of primary meristem, which is found in monocot. It does not contain companion cells. Therefore, option C is incorrect.
Collenchyma is a type of simple permanent tissue. It does not contain companion cells. Therefore, option D is incorrect.
Phloem is a permanent complex tissue consisting of sieve tubes, companion cells, phloem fibers, and phloem parenchyma. It transports food from leaves to other parts of the plant body. Therefore, option B is correct.

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